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Yankees 4, Mets 3: Late rally takes Yankees past Mets again

Yesterday’s game was different than yesterday, but it played out a similar story.

New York Yankees v New York Mets Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Just like yesterday, the Yankees fell behind in the first inning. Today, it was Domingo German allowing three runs on a pair of homers.

Just like yesterday, the Yankees rallied, coming back to tie the game in the sixth. Today, Miguel Andujar homered the even the score.

Just like yesterday, a big eighth inning home run gave the Yankees their first lead of the day. Today, Aaron Judge did the damage.

Finally, just like yesterday, the Yankees got several scoreless innings out of their bullpen, which helped make the rally possible, and finished off the win.

Today, a trio of home runs gave the Yankees just enough offense to get over the line with a win. After scoring four runs yesterday, they scored four again today, taking the second game of the series over the Mets 4-3.

After some shenanigans in the top of the first, the Mets quickly took a lead in the bottom of the inning. First, Todd Frazier hit a solo shot to left off German. Brandon Nimmo then tripled, before Asdrubal Cabrera added another homer. Just like that, German and the Yankees were in a three-run hole.

The Yankees got one of those runs back in the third, when Gleyber Torres hit a solo homer off Steven Matz. German mostly settled down after the first inning, which then allowed the Yankees’ sixth inning rally to get them right back into the game.

With one out in the sixth inning, Gary Sanchez awoke from his slump just enough to draw a walk. That brought Andujar to the plate. Andujar then took a Matz pitch over the wall in left, tying the game at three.

German got through the bottom of the sixth, which would be the end of his day. He allowed three runs on five hits and no walks, while striking out nine. David Robertson came in for the seventh, and gave up one hit, but kept the Mets off the board.

For the top of the eighth, the Mets brought in Yankee legend Anthony Swarzak to pitch the eighth. He looked much more like the Yankee version of Swarzak than the one that got a multi-million dollar deal in free agency last winter. On the first pitch Swarzak threw, Judge took him deep, putting the Yankees in front.

Dellin Betances followed that in the bottom of the eighth with a dominant inning, striking out the side on 11 pitches.

Aroldis Chapman came in for the ninth, and issued a pair of walks, putting the winning run on base, and the tying run in scoring position. However, he managed to get out of and seal the 4-3 win.

With the win, the Yankees have now won nine of their last 10 games. This team is pretty decent.

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